LSU Library celebrates Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday

Document signed by Abraham Lincoln
Document signed by Abraham Lincoln

February 11, 2009

  
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – ( www.lasierra.edu )  La Sierra University’s Library celebrates Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday this week (Tuesday through Friday) with a special lobby display.  The central display features a document signed by Lincoln while he was president. Some of the library’s more unusual books related to the Lincoln legacy from its collection are also available for viewing.

 

Abraham Lincoln Quotes:

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal." - The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, "Speech at Chicago, Illinois" (July 10, 1858), p. 502.

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." - The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, "Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others" (April 6, 1859), p. 376.

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." - Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

"Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." - The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VIII, "Speech to One Hundred Fortieth Indiana Regiment" (March 17, 1865), p. 361.

"Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing." - Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1996), p. 43.

"Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it." - Lincoln's Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860.

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today." - The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, "Notes for a Law Lecture" (July 1, 1850?), p. 81.

"If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference." - The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House by Francis B. Carpenter (Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press, 1995), pp. 258-259.

 

 
  
  

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  • Last update on  December 07, 2009